This warble has been evicted!!! One of our local rescue animal organizations brought in a sweet kitten with what seemed to be a bump under its neck! By taking a closer look, we discovered it was a warble that had made its home in this kitten.
Once it’s inside their host, the eggs hatch and the larvae burrows though their tissue and muscle to form a tiny home in the skin of the host. The larvae then live there for weeks, growing and also maturing. Once they have hit their adult size, it’s time for them to wiggle out onto the ground and form a cocoon that will eventually release them.